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his path forward is the right one. now romney has struggled to get his message across. there's a new politico poll out that has his personal unfavorability rating at 48% compared to the president's 47%. he has to appeal to all those undecided voters who don't like the president. campaign sources acknowledge that will be a tricky balancing act as he hits the president, he has to be wary of sounding too negative. charlie and norah? >> the president's hope for re-election, he is preparing for the debate in henderson, nevada, outside las vegas. and he made a surprise visit monday to a local campaign office and also called several volunteers on the phone to say thank you for helping his re-election effort. >> everything you do ends up making a huge difference in us being able to win nevada and win the election. so, just keep it up. >> nancy cordes is in henderson, covering the obama campaign. good morning. >> reporter: norah, good morning. while the president does his homework, the obama campaign team is working hard itself to trying to lower expectations for the president's performance.
if elected he and mitt romney will work to protect the rights of gun owners. >>> today the guns of gangster couple bonnie and collide are being -- clyde are being auctioned off in new hampshire. they are going up for sale. both guns were found on the couple the day louisiana police killed them back in 1934. bidding will begin at $75,000 but the auction hopes to bring in at least $150,000 per gun. at the time of their death, bottom any and clyde were wanted for kidnapping, auto theft, robbery and 13 murders nationwide. >>> your time is 7:18. in an amber alert issued for two children in tennessee. the fire at their home and the mystery surrounding their disappearance. >> she made headlines for winning the lottery and then collecting welfare. the tragic final chapter to a michigan woman's story. >> warm to hotter temperatures are in the forecast for your sunday. i'll have a look at what you can expect for your neighborhood coming up. ireless receivers. blah, blah, blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no, we had to watch movies in the den because that's whe
specifically, how important is the first debate? >> each of these debates is an opportunity for romney to try to shake up the race. if you look at the polling in pretty much every swing state right now, there are a couple of exceptions, missouri being one of them. almost every swing state thement opened up a significant lead outside the margin of error in most cases. if tea lex were to be held today, it would be a shock if mitt romney were to win. he has to find a way to shake up that narrative. >> one of the things we've seen in the polls is older voters moving more in the direction towards president obama, and one of the key issues in this campaign has been medicare which has really been brought to light since mitt romney brought on paul ryan as his running mate. do you think retrospectively that could actually cost him? >> i think this is more about mitt romney than it is about paul ryan. it's always more about the principal than it is about the vice presidential candidate. that being said, when you talk to trks over the last few years, ever since paul ryan unveiled his medicare plan sever
right. but i don't know how, and so romney's got to have enough confidence in his intellectual acumen to get in there, but if he comes in with all this rehearsed stuff, he's just going to come across as a samb by. >> how do you feel about what the polls say right now? do you think romney is truly behind, or is that closer race than some would have us believe? >> i think romney is running a little bit behind but if he does well on wednesday night he's going to close the gap. look, romney has to look ahead. people know how they feel now. he can't say the president did this, that or the other thing. he has to say this is what i can do for you and make your life better. if he can do that, all right, and put the president on the defensive a few times, he'll gain. >> last thing on this, what do you think of the expectations game going on where each candidate is trying to outdo each other by complimenting each other's debating prowess? is this absurd or does it matter? >> like a football game, those people, play it down, tamp it down. it's all a game. you know that. >> let's talk about the b
speaker. but romney said if they both do well, he's going to convince more people that his path forward is the right one. of course, he has struggled to get his message across. a new political poll out yesterday has his personal unfavorability rating just above the president at 48% compared to the president's 47%. so in this debate, romney's got to wrestle that message back from the president, appeal to those undecided voters who don't like obama, and campaign sources acknowledge that's going to be a tricky balancing act. he's got to hit the president but he's got to be wary of sounding too negative. >> thank you. president obama is preparing in henderson, nevada, just outside las vegas. he made a surprise visit monday to a local campaign office and called several volunteers on the phone. he told one supporter the debate practice is fun, but also tedious. >> basically they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. [ laughter ] they're making me do my homework. >> nancy cordis is covering obama. good morning. >> reporter: as the president does his homework here, his campaign has b
the facade of being a politician. all right. the president really basically just has to maintain his cool demeanor. they're both not going to say anything startling, you heard it all before if you pay attention. but it's the way that romney presents himself. it's like ronald reagan against jimmy carter. reagan was behind in the -- when he started to debate carter but he made carter almost look small. reagan was larger than life, he came across as authoritative yet accessible. if i were romney i'd be watching those reagan tapes. >> the word on the street is he has been doing a ton of preparation but also looking for zingers. things to kind of one-liners to nail the president with. do you think that's a good idea? >> look, i'm doing a debate with john stewart on saturday in washington and i'm sure stewart's going to have zingers all over the place. you come in with zingers you sound stupid. they have to just occur to you. so if stewart says something dumb which is almost a given i'm going to pop him. all right. but i don't know how. and so romney's got to have enough confidence in his intel
for romney to try to shake up the race. if you look at the polling in pretty much every swing state right now, there are a couple of exceptions, missouri being one of them. almost every swing state thement opened up a significant lead outside the margin of error in most cases. if tea lex were to be held today, it would be a shock if mitt romney were to win. he has to find a way to shake up that narrative. >> one of the things we've seen in the polls is older voters moving more in the direction towards president obama, and one of the key issues in this campaign has been medicare which has really been brought to light since mitt romney brought on paul ryan as his running mate. do you think retrospectively that could actually cost him? >> i think this is more about mitt romney than it is about paul ryan. it's always more about the principal than it is about the vice presidential candidate. that being said, when you talk to trks over the last few years, ever since paul ryan unveiled his medicare plan several years ago, what they've said is we hope we can play even on medicare and this is in congr
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